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dc.contributor.authorAduonum, Ama Oforiwaa
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-20T10:08:07Z
dc.date.available2022-07-20T10:08:07Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/57556
dc.description.abstractWhat is Asafo (music)? How and when is it performed? What is the state of this warrrior tradition that once served as the bedrock of the Akan, Ewe, and Ga societies in Ghana? How does Asafo enact the past and serve as an archive for the people? In an attempt to answer these questions, Walking with Asafo in Ghana investigates the musical pasts of Asafo. The book is an ethnography of walking, organized into eight chapters. Each chapter ends with a piece of creative writing in the author ethnographic voice in which she sums up the main ideas. It is Aduonum attempt at an anticolonial and decolonialist African musicology, one that subverts and decenters white racial framing of research, analysis, and presentation, disrupting how Euro-American concepts frame our ways of telling and experiencing Aduonum goal on this trajectory is to tell her story, create something new, and chart a new path. Through this fluid and complex book, she repositions African Elders&knowledge as epistemologies of decolonization and de-coloniality and centers the stories shared by local Fante scholars. The text is polyvocal, multimodal, multiperspective, performative, reflexive, and dialogic, informed by the structure of Asafo appellations, proverbs, her mentors tellings, and embodied" calling and responding. It is a performative scholarly discourse, based: a performance. As a celebration of Asafo, those warriors who insisted their lives matter, the text is meant to be read and performed.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEastman/Rochester Studies Ethnomusicologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AV Music::AVA Theory of music & musicologyen_US
dc.subject.otherMusic; African Studiesen_US
dc.titleWalking with Asafo in Ghanaen_US
dc.title.alternativeAn Ethnographic Account of Kormantse Bentsir Warrior Musicen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.38051/9781800105898en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy2f51bde7-eaae-4e18-9c1c-ad757a12abeaen_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0cdc3d7c-5c59-49ed-9dba-ad641acd8fd1en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781580464093en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781648250446en_US
oapen.collectionSustainable History Monograph Pilot (SHMP)en_US
oapen.imprintUniversity of Rochester Pressen_US
oapen.pages304en_US


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